Need assessment on why muslim trauma patients neglected their prayers during hospitalization

Mohd Ariff, Sharifudin and Yuzana, Mohd Yusop and Mai Nurul Ashikin, Taib and Mohd Sayuti, Razali (2021) Need assessment on why muslim trauma patients neglected their prayers during hospitalization. In: 4th National Conference on Shariah Compliant Hospital 2021, Virtual, Kuantan.

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A Muslim prayer involves physical motions and recitations. It requires cleansing of the body, ablution, and proper clothing prior to the prayer. Illness does not alleviate the obligation to perform the prayer. We performed a need assessment on 203 hospitalized Muslim trauma patients to explore the common and specific difficulties as well as problems faced by them in performing their prayers depending on their level of disabilities. Data collection was conducted using a self-reported questionnaire for the patients and their caregivers, as well as observations and functional assessment by physicians. Data included patients' demographic information (age, gender, occupation, level of education, and level of religious education), practice of prayers before their illness, types and severity of the disability, and difficulties faced in preparing and performing the prayers. The mean age of the entire cohort was 34.15 years. More than half (52.2%) did not perform prayers during hospitalization. Ago gender, and marital status did not significantly influence participants' performance of prayer. Significant influential factors include types of illness (p-0.002), mobility (r0.009), and toileting abilities (r0.009), frequency of daily prayers and mosque-goers prior to illness (p 0.001 and 0.005, respectively). Other factors include the feeling of embarrass with other patients and lack of assistance (p 0.035 and 0.006, respectively). More patients electively admitted performed their prayers compared to those who neglect. 62.0% of patients admitted post-surgery did not pertenn their prayers compared to those who did. Sabah and 'Asr prayers were the most difficult to be performed. although 42.3% of the participants felt all five difficult and not just the two. Understanding the patients' needs will improve deliverance of assistance. A systematic and organized module can be developed to balance between core duties of the healthcare providers and delivering assistance to patients in performing their prayers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 08:32
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 08:32

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